Istanbul Restaurants: Where The Turks Eat by RL Reeves Jr. Lentil Soup-Mercimek Corbasi

The Turks know their soup. Many restaurants open early in the morning so workers can dash in for a bowl of  çorbası before they begin their daily affairs. Every restaurant, no matter how humble or grand offers at least one type and many places offer upwards of ten.

The Turks know their soup.

So I was dead set on exploring the world of çorbası on my first visit to Istanbul. Each time I sat down to a meal I inquired as to what sorts of soup the kitchen offered then ordered the one that sounded the most appealing.

I ate pistachio soup {Kremali Fistik Corbasi}, tripe soup {Iskembe Corbasi}, lamb soup {Kuzu Corbasi} but the one that keep pulling me back in was lentil soup { Mercimek Corbasi}. Perhaps the most simple and ubiquitous of all the soups of Istanbul.

Above is a photo of the best bowl I sampled as I made my way across the city. Served at Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebabi, a truly amazing Sirkeci eatery.

Should you ever be fortunate enough to find yourself in Istanbul do not neglect a visit to this restaurant. It is superb.

the full review http://chowpapi.com/who-polishes-the-horns-adventures-in-istanbul-eating-part-3-sehzade-erzurum-cag-kebabi/

About RL Reeves Jr

I'm a writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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